My newest story, “These Wondrous Sweets”, is out at Beneath Ceaseless Skies! It’s the fifth in the series about Candyman Ao. There’s an audio version by John Meagher, and it’s his fourth consecutive narration in the series. The story is standalone but can also be read as the next chapter of a continuing series. Enjoy!
I will be at WorldCon in Dublin, and be on two panels on August 17, moderating one. These are very exciting panels!
Shining the spotlight on SFF musical theatre
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 12:00 – 12:50, Wicklow Room-2 (CCD)
From Wicked to Matilda, Spamalot, and Peter Pan, some of the most successful musicals have roots in SFF. What makes these musicals special? Is it the magic or the music? Why do they have such staying power? And what else would we like to see on the stage?
Dr Tony Pi, Amy Sundberg, Emily January (M), Ruth EJ Booth (University of Glasgow), Mark Gerrits
Exploring Chinese science fiction
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, ECOCEM Room (CCD)
Chinese science fiction has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. Using selected writings by both native Chinese writers and diaspora writers overseas, the panel will look at the themes, tropes, and cultural values in the stories, while examining where they sit within the genre of science fiction as a whole.
Dr Tony Pi (M), Regina Kanyu Wang (Storycom), Joey Yu, Dr Feng Zhang (Science & Fantasy Growth Foundation), Yen Ooi
I am pleased to announce a novelette acceptance at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. “These Wondrous Sweets” is the fifth in my series featuring the Song Dynasty candy master, Ao.
The Weird West story I co-wrote with K.G. Jewell, “Coachwhip and Wade, Hex-tamers for Hire“, is now up at Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show (issue 65, October 2018). It features lovely artwork by Nick Greenwood, which has captured all the elements astoundlingly well.
My story, “The Firefly Beast”, is now available in Sword and Sonnet. It is set in the same universe as the Chengdu stories, but set in an earlier dynasty. Check it out!
If you’re looking for a book of strange alien wonders, Costi Gurgu’s RecipeArium is such a work. I was happy to give the following blurb for the book:
Recipearium is a sumptuous chronicle of alien culture and cutthroat intrigue, set in a city in the belly of a gargantuan beast. Gurgu’s novel gives you an exotic, daring banquet that you will not soon forget.